I never made pasta sauce before, and i was making spaghetti with meatballs and just honestly, didnt feel like using sauce from a jar! i wanted to just try making my own.
why not? right?
- Olive oil for the pan
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- Salt, to taste
- 1 cup beef stock
- 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- A handful chopped parsley
- 10 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
- Parmesan Cheese
In an oiled deep pan on medium heat, add finely chopped onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Saute until onion is soft, about 5-10 minutes. Add the beef stock, crushed tomatoes, and parsley. Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese inside too. Add salt to taste (maybe like 1 tbsp). If the sauce is too runny, add some starchy pasta water or some tomato paste if you have it. Let the mixture simmer for about 10-12 minutes until bubbling and delicious. Towards the end when you’re ready to serve, mix in the basil.
So easy and DELICIOUS. I never want to buy canned pasta sauce again. It took me like 10 minutes to make.
This was my spaghetti and meatballs – so yummy!